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Students why they need to publish an article in a journal

by Barbara Yates (2020-05-10)


A student, and even more so a graduate student, is a potential future scientist. But how can a scientist exist if the results of his theoretical or practical research are not known to anyone, they are not discussed, or no one can use them? Only if your work is evaluated by the scientific community, you can confidently consider yourself a scientist. In addition to the assessment, one cannot discard the originality of the article and its usefulness.


Every existing or future scientist should not write simply for himself. If this is a scientific work / research results, then without publication anywhere they cannot be called such. These will be works that no one has read or tested. They are not available to other researchers. Thus, they cannot have a certain value.


Moreover, if you want to build a scientific career, then everything that you came up with, invented, etc. it is necessary to submit to court domestic and / or foreign scientists. The result of this trial will be either acceptance / confirmation or refutation of the publication.


Published works are compared with other similar ones. They can be used in drafting future research or creating new concepts. It is even possible to use your experience in someone’s subsequent writings on this topic with their further development.


You can approach this issue on the other hand. It is known that every scientist not only wants to make a discovery, but also so that as many people as possible can learn about it, even on a global scale. And to do this is possible only through publication, where the author reveals from all sides the essence of the subject of his research.


Unfortunately, not all young scientists, and especially students, understand the importance of publications. Namely, they are one of the steps to a scientific career. They may turn out to be very useful if, for example, they are indicated in your resume, when you enter graduate school, when you apply for a job or continue to study at a foreign university, receive a second education or various grants, etc. Thanks to your publications, you will have priority over other applicants.


Further, if your article is published, it means that it has become available for review. It is read by everyone who is interested in this topic. It is read by the same young scientists as you. And if your work is recognized as successful, it will only contribute to the growth and strengthening of your authority in the scientific community. When published in foreign publications, the author will have a chance to get an assessment of the international scientific community as well.


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To summarize all of the above, we can make an unambiguous conclusion - to publish to young scientists (students, graduate students), you need to be recognized as much as possible in the scientific and social environment. And taking into account the fact that you can also get money for publication, this process can be considered as earnings for living, for the subsequent implementation of the project, and for its possible development. Although the scientist himself will also develop, if he works more and more. And without publication, discussion, criticism or approval, development will not occur.


If you consider the very process of submitting an article for further publication, then there is something to talk about.


Where is better and how can students and graduate students submit their articles?


For students, it is recommended that you do not start with publication in serious scientific journals. They must be reviewed by professionals. Thus, the chances that your article will be approved, and even the first time, are very small. It can be checked and sent for revision. This is also not bad.


For younger students, it’s generally better to start publishing in the editions of your school. As a rule, any university has its own publications: magazines, newspapers, newsletters. Otherwise, you can independently join the publications of another educational institution or scientific organization. In general, where access to the submission of works of students and graduate students is open. You can find out about this at the place of study. The department receives official information about various publications accepting articles by students and graduate students of universities.


Senior students and graduate students can also publish their articles in the collection of scientific papers. They can be both independent issues, and based on the results of scientific conferences. Such events are held quite often, you just need to know the venue and time to submit your work to this collection.


Students, younger and older, can also take up the publication of theses of the report in the collection of materials of student scientific and technical conferences. Since such publications are not subject to too great demands, students have a very good opportunity to practice their writing experience.


There are also online conferences with their own electronic collections of materials. Participation in both conferences helps find magazines for publishing articles.

The publication in all of these publications is quite simple and accessible to the authors, since this does not require too much scientific knowledge. The main thing is to choose the right publication where you want to publish. To do this, you need to honestly evaluate your level of article and decide on the purpose of your publication. This may be an article for getting points in a subject for passing a test or an exam.


When you solve all these issues for yourself, you can safely take up writing an article.


Scientific activity is very much appreciated always and everywhere. Young scientists need to develop and move scientific progress forward. Their research can help others create their own methods, techniques, theories, etc.


Students and graduate students can publish a scientific article in a paid publishing house and for free.


Most scientific journals publish articles for a fee, since they do not go on sale. They are bought either by the authors themselves or by interested parties. And universities publish their journals sometimes for free.


One of the options for free publication of an article is co-authorship with a candidate or doctor of science.


A very striking example of the non-standard possibility of writing articles for students in our time was the proposal from Wikipedia. It launched a joint project with universities in Europe, according to which students can write articles in an encyclopedia instead of taking tests, writing essays or term papers. According to the authors of the project, they will thus improve the quality of articles and benefit universities themselves. Students will learn how to work with different sources when searching for the necessary information, learn how Wikipedia is filled, and gain experience in writing in an encyclopedic style. Students will be able to read articles after publication throughout the world. And this is a very good incentive.